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The Spark and the Drive

Wayne Harrison

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Justin Bailey is seventeen when he arrives at the shop of legendary muscle car mechanic Nick Campbell. Anguished and out of place among the students at his rural Connecticut high school, Justin finds in Nick, his captivating wife Mary Ann, and their world of miraculous machines the sense of family he has struggled to find at home. But when Nick and Mary Ann lose their infant son, Justin' s world is upended. Nick, once celebrated for his genius, has lost his touch; his ability to intuit and diagnose a faltering engine has begun to fade. Mary Ann, once tender toward her husband, now turns distant and cold. And just as Justin draws closer to his wavering mentor, he finds himself falling into the arms of his wife. Now, torn apart by feelings of betrayal, Justin must choose between the man he admires more than his own father and the woman he loves. A poignant and fiercely original debut, with moments of fast-paced suspense, THE SPARK AND THE DRIVE is the unforgettable story of a young man forced to make an impossible decision - no matter the consequences. Wayne Harrison' s stories have appeared in The Atlantic, McSweeney' s, and Ploughshares, and one of his stories was selected for Best American Short Stories 2010. He earned a Michener/Copernicus fellowship and his short story collection "Wrench" was a finalist for the Iowa Book Award. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, he teaches writing at Oregon State University. THE SPARK AND THE DRIVE is his first novel.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Quincy Dunn-Baker

Length:

9h 3m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

09:29


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:52


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

20:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:14


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

13:55


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:48


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:35


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:46


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

16:45


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:23


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

19:23


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:36


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:58


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:41


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

20:18


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

11:08


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:41


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:58


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

26:13


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:07


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

17:44


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

13:10


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:20


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

14:32


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:52


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

13:08


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

28:21


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

11:37


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

27:39


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:51


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

26:09


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:14


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

15:41


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:14


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

01:31